Dr. Phil Moore
Consultant Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist HCPC Reg.


Curriculum vitae for medico-legal neuropsychological and psychological assessments.

Primary Role:

Dr Moore focusses upon providing medico-legal expert witness neuropsychological assessments of brain injury and other assessments of psychological injury, needs or psychological factors relating to civil and criminal matters. His role for expert witness work is UK-wide and he has bases in the South West of England and the West Midlands, along with other rentable clinic space in England and Wales and provision for home visits where best suited.

Ancillary Positions:

Dr Moore also provides limited time for neuropsychology consultancy within private care, lecturing on the topics of brain injury and neuropsychology, developing research looking at the use of EMDR in mild traumatic brain injury and providing some treatment work limited to the South West, including neuropsychological rehabilitation, EMDR and CBT. He is also a Special Medical Visitor for the Court of Protection, appointed to advise the court of issues of mental capacity.

Recent Positions:

Dr Moore has worked as a Consultant Neuropsychologist on a multinational controlled trial of a treatment for cognitive impairment. He has also worked worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for the National Autistic Society. Most recently he has worked heading North Devon’s NHS stroke and acquired brain injury psychology service and for the NHS Community Neuropsychology Neuro-Rehabilitation service in Exeter.


Training Background:

Dr Moore completed his first degree in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Keele and the University of Texas in 2001. In 2004 he started working in the NHS and he moved from working in learning disabilities, to focussing upon training in CBT in Primary Care Mental Health at the University of Plymouth. In 2006 he began his Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Exeter, specialising in forensic and neuropsychological clinical work. He has also completed the post doctoral diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. Dr Moore is guest lecturer at the Clinical Psychology doctorate at both Plymouth University and Exeter University on the topics of brain injury and clinical neuropsychology. Dr Moore has conducted medico legal assessments since 2009 and in relation to litigation he conducts approximately 50 plaintiff and defence assessments per year, with a respective balance of 60/40.

Dr Moore completes medico-legal assessments of:

  • Cognitive performance following neurological events (including traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological illness, dementia).
  • Cognitive capacity and court of protection best interest decisions.
  • Fitness to practice decisions following acquired brain injury.
  • Entitlement to pension through psychological/neurological illhealth.
  • Psychological injury following an accident (impact & prognosis of brain injury/psychological sequelae/trauma) .
  • Mental health and mental capacity for defendants in criminal cases (brain injury, stroke,learning disabilities, autism and mental illness).

Publications and International Conference Presentations:

Moore, P.S. (2019) EMDR therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury  (in press)
Moore, P.S. (2019) Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuropsychological Assessment. Psychology Experts October Short Articles (in press)

Moore, P.S. (2014) Post Concussion Syndrome and the Role of the Clinical Psychologist. Clinical Psychology, 257, 35-39.
Moore, P.S. (2012) The Neuropsychology of Autism. The National Autistic Service International Conference, London.

Moore, P.S. (2010) IAPT and the Power of CBT. Clinical Psychology, 216.
Moore, P.S. (2009) Bipolar Disorder and the Effects of Exercise. BABCP International Conference, University of Exeter.
Moore, P.S. (2009) Social Stories or Social Control? Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice.
Moore, P.S. (2007) The Resource Centre: An Innovative Approach to Common Mental Health Problems in Primary Care. Clinical Psychology, 170, 11-15.
Moore, P.S. (2005) Why We Don’t Publish. The Psychologist, 4, 193.
Newnes, C., Blofield, A. & Moore, P.S. (2005) The Writing Group. Clinical Psychology, 48, 26-28. Moore, P.S. (2005) An Individual Account of the Review Process: Servant and master. Clinical Psychology, 45, 30-32.
Moore, P.S. (2004) The Use of Social Stories In a Psychology Service for Children with Severe Learning Disabilities: A case study of a sleep problem. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 32, 133-138.
Moore, P.S. (2004) Attitudes of Residential Support Workers to Clinical Psychology and its’ Perceived Impact Upon Working Together. Clinical Psychology, 43, 35-39.



Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-Processing Therapy (Europe I, II, III) Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology (University of Bristol).

Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology DClinPsy Exon (University of Exeter)

PgCert Primary Mental Health (University of Plymouth)
CBT (University of Staffordshire )
Counselling Certificate (TCAT)
BSc Psychology and Criminology (Keele University)

Experience of Instructions from:

DAC Beachcroft

Spencers Solicitors

Thompsons Solicitors

Veitch Penny
Clarke Willmott Solicitors

Crown Prosecution Service

Slater and Gordon Solicitors

Mischon de Reya

Taylors Solicitors

Gard & Co Solicitors

Treasury Solicitors Department

Trowers & Hamlins

Hogkinsons Solicitors

Rundle Walker Solicitors

Jacobs and Todd Solicitors

Fosters Solicitors
GT Stewart Solicitors

Fentons Solicitors

Gowmans Solicitors

Radcliffes Le Brasseur

Private Medical Care Registrations: AXA

APIL recommended

Health Care Professions Council Registered PYL25084

Professional Indemnity Cover by Towergate


Contact for instruction enquiries: Phone: 07912343144